VIII. Columnar, Discotic Nematic and Lamellar Liquid Crystals: Their Structures and Physical Properties

  1. Prof. D. Demus1,
  2. Prof. J. Goodby2,
  3. Prof. G. W. Gray3,
  4. Prof. H.-W. Spiess4 and
  5. Dr. V. Vill5
  1. S. Chandrasekhar

Published Online: 6 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619276.ch5c

Handbook of Liquid Crystals Set

Handbook of Liquid Crystals Set

How to Cite

Demus, D., Goodby, J., Gray, G. W., Spiess, H.-W. and Vill, V. (1998) Columnar, Discotic Nematic and Lamellar Liquid Crystals: Their Structures and Physical Properties, in Handbook of Liquid Crystals Set, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619276.ch5c

Author Information

  1. 1

    Veilchenweg 23, 06118 Halle, Germany

  2. 2

    School of Chemistry, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, U.K.

  3. 3

    Merck Ltd., Liquid Crystals, Merck House, Poole BH15 1TD, U.K.

  4. 4

    Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

  5. 5

    Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 FEB 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527295029

Online ISBN: 9783527619276

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Keywords:

  • hexa-alkanoyloxytriphenylenes;
  • thermotropic mesomorphism;
  • X-ray;
  • triphenylene;
  • a-aliphatic

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Description of the Liquid-Crystalline Structures

  • Crystals Extension of McMillan's Model of Smectic A Phases to Discotic Liquid

  • Pressure-Temperature Phase Diagrams

  • Techniques of Preparing Aligned Samples

  • Ferroelectricity in the Columnar Phase

  • The Columnar Structure as a One-Dimensional Antiferromagnet

  • Electrical Conductivity in Columnar Phases

  • Photoconduction in Columnar Phases

  • Continuum Theory of Columnar Liquid Crystals

  • Defects in the Columnar Phase

  • The Properties of Discotic Nematic Phases

  • Discotic Polymer Liquid Crystals

  • References